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THE Best Grilled Chicken Marinade

Hello Villagers. As the weather begins to warm, it’s time to bring out the grill! Chicken is everyone’s favorite around here, so you’ll often find it on our menu at least once a week. There are so many delicious chicken marinades options, but this one is hands down my favorite. It is THE best grilled chicken marinade. It is so incredibly flavorful and results in amazing, juicy chicken every time.


This recipe calls for an entire 10 ounce bottle of Worcestershire sauce, making quite a bit of the marinade. I usually do one of two things. Either I split the marinade and freeze half of a batch along with the chicken to grill later or I make a full batch use up the delicious leftovers throughout the week. The grilled chicken is fantastic to eat on it’s own, but can also be thrown on top of salads for a quick lunch, used to make chicken sandwiches, or cut up for tacos or quesadillas (which my kids love!).



Begin making THE best grilled chicken marinade by whisking together the Worcestershire sauce, vegetable oil, and all of the spices and seasonings in a large bowl. Next, if your chicken breast are large, cut them length wise for more even grilling pieces. Place your chicken in the marinade, making sure to cover all of the chicken pieces. Marinate for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight. Grill chicken over medium heat until internal temp reaches 165 degrees.


If you decided to freeze half of the marinade and chicken for later, place both in a gallon sized freezer ziplock bag. Gently press the bag flat as you place it in the freezer, to help save space. When ready to serve, thaw chicken in the fridge for 24 hours (not the counter top!!). As the chicken thaws, it will marinate. Grill chicken over medium heat until internal temp reaches 165 degrees.


Enjoy!

THE Best Grilled Chicken Marinade

This is my favorite grilled chicken marinade of all time! It results in delicious, juicy chicken, every time!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinate Time8 hrs
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: easy meals, easy weeknight meals, Grill recipes
Servings: 12 people

Ingredients

  • 6 large Chicken Breast
  • 1 Cup Vegetable oil
  • 10 oz Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  • 3 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken breast length wise and set aside.
  • Whisk together the vegetable oil, Worcestershire sauce, and all seasonings in a large bowl. 
  • Add chicken to marinade, making sure to cover all of the pieces.
  • Cover and marinate for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight. 
  • Grill chicken over medium heat until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. 

Notes

If freezing, place chicken and marinade in freezer safe, gallon sized ziplock bags. Press flat in freezer to save space. When ready to prepare, thaw chicken for 24 hours in the fridge. Chicken will marinate as it thaws. Grill over medium heat until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. 

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Jessica Barnes, PhD, RDN, LD

Dr. Jessica Barnes received her PhD in nutrition from Texas Woman's University. Her research focused on food preference development and creating materials to help preschoolers become familiar with healthy foods. She has worked with families and communities as a clinical and community Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

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